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Easy Applesauce Muffins

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Make a batch of delicious muffins in no time at all with this easy applesauce muffin recipe. With just 10 minutes of prep time, these muffins are a great snack to make when you are short on time, and they are wonderfully sweet and moist.

Seven applesauce muffins on a wire rack.

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Let’s be honest, there is never a bad time for a muffin! These easy applesauce muffins are super quick to make and they are quickly becoming my favorite snack to enjoy with my afternoon cup of coffee.

They come out so soft and moist and they are flavored with my favorite fall spice combination of cinnamon and nutmeg. They are also less than 200 calories each, so snack away guilt free!

For more easy sweet snacks, be sure to check out my Blueberry Biscuits and Crispy Air Fryer Apple Chips.

How to make easy applesauce muffins

  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  • Gather your ingredients.
Ingredients to make the muffins in glass bowls.
  • In a large bowl, add oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt and stir to combine.
The dry ingredinets being mixed together into a white bowl.
  • Pour in applesauce, milk, butter, and vanilla extract and stir until fully combined.
Wet ingredients being stirred into the dry.
  • Place batter into muffin liners.
The batter placed into the muffin liners ready to bake.
  • Bake in preheated oven for for 23-25 minutes or until a toothpick entered in the middle comes out smoothly.
Overhead shot of twelve baked muffins.

How long do they keep?

Once the muffins have cooled completely, transfer them to an airtight container. They will keep at room temperature for 2 days and store them in the fridge for up to 5 days. They will still be good a day or two after this, but will start to dry out.

Can you freeze them?

These muffins freeze really well. Freeze them solid on a baking sheet before transferring to a freezer bag, or wrap them individually in plastic wrap and freeze them together. They will keep for up to 3 months frozen.

Defrost the muffins at room temperature or warm them through on a low heat in the oven.

Are they healthy?

The applesauce in this recipe means that you don’t need any oil to keep the muffins moist and you can also reduce the amount of added sugar and butter. Each muffin is around 180 calories and is low in fat and sodium. They are also made with whole wheat flour so contain whole grains. This is a healthy snack I can get behind!

A bite taken out of an applesauce muffin.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • You can also bake these in your air fryer. To make a smaller batch, cut all ingredients in half and follow the recipe as instructed. Use silicone baking liners and air fry on 320 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes.
  • Make sure that the batter ingredients are fully combined, there should be no dry flour when you place it into the muffin cases.
  • Bake the muffins in a preheated oven so that they cook through evenly.
  • Check the muffins after 20 minutes of cooking as ovens can run at different temperatures. An inserted toothpick will come out clean when they are baked through.

More Easy Muffin Recipes

Easy Applesauce Muffins

Make a batch of delicious muffins in no time at all with this easy applesauce muffin recipe. With just 10 minutes of prep time, these muffins are a great snack to make when you are short on time, and they are wonderfully sweet and moist.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword easy applesauce muffin recipe, how. tomake applesauce muffins, recipes for applesauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 183kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, add oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt and stir to combine.
  • Pour in applesauce, milk, butter, and vanilla extract and stir until fully combined. Place batter into muffin liners.
  • Bake in preheated oven for for 23-25 minutes or until a toothpick entered in the middle comes out smoothly.

Notes

  • You can also bake these in your air fryer. To make a smaller batch, cut all ingredients in half and follow the recipe as instructed. Use silicone baking liners and air fry on 320 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes.
  • Make sure that the batter ingredients are full combined, there should be no dry flour when you place it into the muffin cases.
  • Bake the muffins in a preheated oven so that they cook through evenly.
  • Check the muffins after 20 minutes of cooking as ovens can run at different temperatures. An inserted toothpick will come out clean when they are baked through.

Nutrition

Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg
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